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narina trogon

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The Narina trogon (Apaloderma narina) inhabits evergreen lowland and mountain forest woodland as well as riverine forest in savannah. They can be found in gardens in well-wooded suberbs. Narina is a Khoikhoi name for a beautiful young girl.

Distribution: Scattered populations in the Caprivi only.

Diet: Small vertebrates are gleaned from leaves and small branches. Caterpillars are softened before being consumed and they also eat cicadas, tree grasshoppers, spiders, beetles and moths. They occasionly eat skinks and chameleons.

Description: Short, rounded wings and a long tail. Their bills are short, but broad at the base often brightly coloured.

Breeding: Nests are in natural tree cavities or holes dug in decayed tree stumps or in occupied nests of tree living termites or wasps. Incubation and nestling is the responsibility of both sexes.

Size: 29 to 34cm. Weight: 67g.

Fish River Horse Riding

6 Days - A horse riding trail along the famous Fish River Canyon

Desert Horse Ride

6 Days - Riding through the beautiful environment of the Namib Desert around Aus. Includes a visiting the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert

Horse Riding | Windhoek

A wide variety of horse riding options including: Champagne Breakfast Rides, Sundowner Rides, Rides by the hour & even multiple day outings

Lodges offering riding

Bullsport Guest Farm - Naukluft Riding Experience

Bullsport is one of the premier lodges for both hiking and riding in Namibia. Both take place in the rugged, and scenic Naukluft Mountains. A variety of rides, from a few hours to several days, and expert supervision means the rides here are suitable for everyone from novice to experienced riders.

Desert Homestead Horse Trails

 Offers a wide range of guided riding within the Naukluft Mountains. With sunrise or sunset rides of one to two hours, or horse-trails for up to five nights, it is suitable for all experience levels.

Etusis Lodge - riding courses

Offers horse riding courses for beginners or experienced riders who want to brush up on their skills as well as day rides on the property

Immanuel Wilderness Lodge

A two hour guided horse back safari leads along a dry river with the opportunity to view game species sheltering or feeding in the bush

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Riding lessons, short out-rides and longer trails are all on offer here

Namibia Tours